Cerussite (classic material)

Juno Mine, Ramsbeck, Bestwig, Hochsauerlandkreis, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 11/09/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/18/2023 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $110

Item Description

A beautiful piece of the classic old Cerussites from the Juno Mine featuring dozens of razor-sharp, highly lustrous, GEM/gemmy, white/colorless bladed crystals measuring up to about 7 mm, sitting on oxidized matrix. Upon close inspection, most of the crystals are single blades, but some of them have formed reticulated twins, though you really have to look closely to see them. The vast majority of the crystals are pristine and beautiful under magnification. This style of crystallization is iconic for the locality, and while they may not be the biggest Cerussites in the world, they are certainly superb in terms of their morphology.
From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#153 D), a well-known German collector all over Europe with worldwide contacts to dealers and collectors. He started collecting seriously at the age of 14 and his great and varied worldwide collection reached over 6000 pieces. He was very active mineralogically until shortly before his passing in 2020 at the age of 82. Considering his collection had a large number of pieces, it still had an unusually high standard of quality from most worldwide localities. He particularly specialized in all classics as well as minerals of the Black Forest, where he spent much time collecting. His Black Forest and German subcollections went to his good friend Wolfgang Wendel. We at The Arkenstone have the privilege of offering the remainder of this great worldwide collection for the foreseeable future through our various platforms.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$110 11/18/2023 6:24:55 pm (CST)
$100 11/11/2023 1:14:56 pm (CST)
$99 11/11/2023 1:14:56 pm (CST)
$10 11/10/2023 5:11:16 am (CST)